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Daredevils climb to near top of Paris’ Eiffel Tower

A pair of daredevils skipped the elevators at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and climbed to the top of the structure while filming their ascent.

The video, posted to YouTube by Travel Ticker, shows the two men purchase tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower at night while it is illuminated and sneak away from the other tourists to climb the structure’s stairs.

The men dodge CCTV cameras and security officers before moving from the stairs to the steel girders to make their way to near the top of the tower.

A drone helped film the men as they approached the dizzying heights of the tower’s summit.

The uploader said the video was filmed in June amid high winds that made piloting the drone difficult.

“The poor drone operator not only crashed the drone but also received a pretty big fine,” the post said.

British daredevil James Kingston climbed the Eiffel Tower in November of last year and were arrested when they were discovered by security. Kingston said he was released without charges when he promised not to try to climb the tower again for at least three years.